Teach Generosity with The Starry GiraffeLet's face it, most kids have a hard time with sharing and being generous. My two little ones find it particularly hard to be kind and generous towards one another. As parents, it is our job to teach them the importance of these qualities and show them the way.
5 Things To Help Teach Your Children Generosity:
- Teach them that giving time and attention as gifts can be even more valuable than tangible things.
- Get excited when they give you handmade gifts. Make sure they know that you appreciate their effort, no matter the end product.
- Encourage your family to volunteer together and give back to the community. Show them through your own actions what it looks like to be generous.
- Teach them to donate clothes, toys, and other items to children in need rather than hold onto them.
- Introduce random acts of kindness. Show them that they can do nice things for people at any time, and not just because someone tells them to.
About The Starry GiraffeIn the tradition of Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree, a generous giraffe gives away all of her apples to her hungry friends in this winning picture book that begs to be read aloud. Poor starry giraffe: every time she reaches for a yummy red apple from a tall tree, one of her hungry friends comes along and the generous giraffe shares the treat. Just when you think she has nothing left to eat for herself, a turn of the page shows otherwise. This book portrays and important message in a child friendly way, making it easier for kids to understand generosity. The adorable illustrations and cute animal characters enticed us to read the story over and over again. Even my youngest was able to explain that it was nice of the giraffe to share her apples with her friends instead of keeping them all for herself. I'm hoping that this story will open up discussions and set an example of how I want my children to treat others (including each other).
Win your own autographed copy of The Starry Giraffe and an adorably soft and cuddly plush!
*Must be 18 years old and residing in the United States. Style of stuffed giraffe subject to substitution based on availability. Prizes will be mailed separately.*